Spending fortunes on funerals a waste of money? Listeners question overspending

Whether it's fulfilling the role of grieving or giving a loved one a deserving farewell, many people spend a great deal of money on funeral ceremonies.

Mourners spend a fortune on funeral costs as social norms around funeral ceremonies continue to evolve into what some say are status events for the living left behind.

Eusebius McKaiser show listeners weigh in...

I want to quote a billionaire who said, "We are making a killing out of black funerals". And I think this needs sincere investigation with funeral and insurance companies. It's a disgrace that people are making fortune out of poor people.

Bizzy, caller

In the olden days, they used to eat iinkobe, attend the funeral and eat that. Here in Pretoria I was shocked, they were served KFCs.

Zozo, caller

People come in their numbers to come and console you, and those people need food... I don't know where this come from in black culture. While, I said there are many elements to this, there are people who use funeral policies for investment.

Roletha, caller

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